Looking for the best gadgets compatible with Google Fit? You are in the right place. Here’s the definitive list of all the watches, smart scales, and gadgets compatible with Google’s free health app.
Google Fit was launched almost ten years ago, in 2014, and has seen many updates since; no wonder it’s so popular among people who need an inexpensive yet surprisingly comprehensive smartphone app that logs all of their health metrics.
On this list, we’ve collected the best fitness trackers, the best smartwatches, the best performance watches and the best multisport watches, at least those compatible with Google Fit. All Wear smartwatches are compatible with Google Fit, and many apps can be connected to it too; check app settings for more information.
Notable exceptions are Garmin watches which all use the Garmin Connect app which cannot be synced with Google Fit. Polar watches can transmit data to Google Fit via the Polar Flow app. Currently Fitbits are not compatible with Google Fit, although we expect that to change soon.
The best gadgets that work with Google Fit right now
In our Withings Scanwatch review, we noted that for those who prefer a smartwatch with a more timeless design wrapped around their wrist, the Withings ScanWatch might be the perfect choice. Even if they don’t have heart problems and sleep well.
The Withings ScanWatch’s ECG and sleep disturbance sensors are accurate enough to receive CE marking in the EU, so hopefully they’re accurate. Even better, ECG readings can be exported in PDF format and sent to doctors if needed.
The ScanWatch can assess your sleep through the Health Mate app and give you a sleep score, just like the new Fitbit Sense can give you a stress score. Both devices gamify health and hopefully make complex health metrics more digestible for everyday users.
In our review of the Samsung Galaxy Fit2, we concluded that it’s a neat fitness band that offers basic but effective health tracking capabilities in a compact and sleek design. It also has some welcome improvements over its predecessor, like a sharper and more vibrant display.
However, due to its relatively limited capabilities, for example, the lack of GPS, anyone who is remotely serious about staying in shape is likely to find the Fit2 a bit inadequate. Still, that’s not who this device is for.
Users looking for a simple, easy-to-use tracker that they can put on their wrists and measure their overall activity level throughout the day, all without breaking the bank, should be more than happy with the Galaxy. Fit2.
From Google’s side, the LG Watch Sport is perhaps the best of the current bunch of Android Wear smartwatches. As you’d expect, Android Wear syncs seamlessly with Google Fit, so all your steps and other vital stats are recorded.
On top of that, you get some nice (if chunky) design touches, the usual wide selection of watch faces, and tight integration with apps on your Android phone. The watch can be paired with an iPhone, but it won’t work with Apple Health and there’s no Google Fit for iOS.
Polar makes a number of great fitness trackers and they all work with Google Fit and Apple Health. The Polar A370 is one of the best of the bunch, offering all-day heart rate tracking, advanced sleep monitoring and the ability to automatically identify activities.
There’s no onboard GPS here, so you need your phone with you to do any kind of location tracking, but thanks to the built-in screen, you can get basic smartphone alerts on your wrist. The tracker is also water resistant and comes in a choice of six different colors.
Many wearables and smartwatches will try to track your heart rate through your skin, but for really accurate readings the pros use a chest strap. The Wahoo Tickr X is one of the best buys around and works with Google Fit and Apple Health.
The device also captures the movement and intensity of your movements, providing more detail than a simple wrist tracker could ever hope for. Thanks to its internal memory and built-in Bluetooth, all synchronization can be done after your exercise.
If all the other gadgets are getting smart, you can also add some extra smarts to your bathroom scale, in the form of the Withings Body Cardio scale. The device works with both Google Fit and Withings’ Health Mate app.
As well as measuring your weight over time, of course, the Withings Body Cardio scale can also calculate your BMI and even track your heart rate, so you can get an advanced set of metrics pushed to your smartphone and apps. installed via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. -Fi.